Group of 17 men and one woman from Newcastle all being sentenced this week
Mohammed Azram, 35, picked up the girls and was jailed for 12 and a half years
Rapist Jahangir Zaman, 45, jailed for 29 years and treated the women like slaves
A third man, Shafiq Aziz, was sentenced to 15 years in prison for drugs offences
They were part of a network of nearly 40 men who preyed on around 100 girls
Three members of an Asian sex gang who used mephedrone to turn abuse victims into addicts and forced them to have sex if they wanted more drugs were jailed for a total of 56 years today.
Seventeen men and one woman from Newcastle are being sentenced over the next three days for crimes including rape, sexual assault, inciting girls into prostitution and drug dealing.
They were part of a network of nearly 40 men, including Pakistani, Indian, Iranian, Iraqi, Bangladeshi and Turkish nationals, who preyed on around 100 girls.
Victims said in impact statements they were treated ‘like a piece of meat’ by their abusers, who they believed were friends, and one woman branded the gang ‘monsters’…